LUGGAGE

IATA’s bogus motive to reduce size of carry-ons

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline trade organization, is trying to reduce the size of air travelers’ carry-on bags. Why? It claims it wants to free space in aircraft overhead bins, so all passengers will be able to stow them and not be forced to gate-check them.
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4 reasons new carry-on bag sizes won’t fly

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has proposed a new “optimal” carry-on baggage size. Unfortunately, the new “optimal” size is only advantageous for the airlines, not their passengers. After creating the conditions that have led to overcrowding of inflight luggage bins, the airline solution is to make allowable carry-on bags smaller.

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Why Amtrak rail cars need safety upgrades

As the National Transportation Board (NTSB) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have learned more about the Amtrak Train 188 derailment, the FRA has already begun to require Amtrak make changes in their safety systems. But there appears to be other common sense improvements Amtrak and FRA should at least consider implementing which can save many lives in a train accident.
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